The 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18–28) will include three Nordic features to receive their world premieres during the World Dramatic Competition: And Breathe Normally from Iceland, and Danish entries The Guilty and Holiday.
The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. To this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents who offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford, said: “The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. This year’s Festival is full of artfully-told stories that… allow the audience to connect, in deeply personal ways, to the universal human experience.”
And Breathe Normally – Andið eðlilega
Directed by Ísold Uggadóttir (Iceland). At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, two women’s lives will intersect – for a brief moment – while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategise to get their lives back on track.
The Guilty – Den skyldige
Directed by Gustav Möller (Denmark). Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman; after a sudden disconnection, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to solve a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
Directed by Isabella Eklöf (Denmark). A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.